You’ve been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try accepting yourself and see what happens.
― Louise Hay (via wordsnquotes)
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When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love …..
Marcus AureliusMeditations (via wordsnquotes)
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Whatever you are physically…male or female, strong or weak, ill or healthy—all those things matter less than what your heart contains. If you have the soul of a warrior, you are a warrior. All those other things, they are the glass that contains the lamp, but you are the light inside.
 Cassandra ClareClockwork Angel (via wordsnquotes)
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There is neither happiness nor unhappiness in this world; there is only the comparison of one state with another. Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss.
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo (via wordsnquotes)
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No one can tell what goes on in between the person you were and the person you become. No one can chart that blue and lonely section of hell. There are no maps of the change. You just come out the other side. Or you don’t.
Stephen King, The Stand (via wordsnquotes)
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Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.
― Deborah Reber, Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul (via wordsnquotes)
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You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It wont happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.
― Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential (via wordsnquotes)
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It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you’ve known forever don’t see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on.
Nicholas Sparks (via wordsnquotes)
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And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.
Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore (via wordsnquotes)
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We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.

E.E. Cummings

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There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.
― Unknown (via wordsnquotes)
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I pulled myself up and told myself to stop these ridiculous thoughts, wondering why it is that we can never stop trying to analyse the motives of people who have no personal interest in us, in the vain hope of finding that perhaps they may have just a little after all.
― Barbara Pym, Excellent Women (via wordsnquotes)
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Your mind has a way of not letting you forget things you wish you could. Especially with people. Like, you’ll always try your best to forget things that people say to you or about you, but you always remember. And you’ll try to forget things you’ve seen that no one should see, but you just can’t do it. And when you try to forget someone’s face, you can’t get it out of your head.
― John Corey Whaley, Where Things Come Back (via wordsnquotes)
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Most people think happiness is about gaining something, but it’s not. It’s all about getting rid of the darkness you accumulate.
Carolyn Crane (via wordsnquotes)
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To say a person is a happy person or an unhappy person is ridiculous. We are a thousand different kinds of people every hour.
Anthony Doerr, Memory Wall (via wordsnquotes)
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